Getting National Park Foundation funding to complete a bank stabilization project on Mill Brook in Westfield was a big success for the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers (UMATR) Committee this year. A local contractor did the machine work, and the vegetated geogrid was installed in partnership with a Northwood Stewardship Center(NWSC stewardship crew) that was experienced with this type of work, and was able to harvest willow right from the property. UMATR learned from the project, and were able to help consult on a similar project that was installed about a month later for a downstream landowner that was at first considering getting a permit to armor the bank with rip rap. Visit the UMATR website to see time lapse photos of the 20 years of erosion, the installation of the bank stabilization and some great quotes and photos from the project.
Last updated: December 18, 2020